- The Italian giants are planning to keep Pirlo as manager despite a string of poor results and performances
- The club hopes to keep the rookie manager as senior players at the side love his style of management
- Juventus lost 2-0 to Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday night
- Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19
Juventus is fully behind boss Andrea Pirlo and does not want to create stress for Andrea Pirlo and the team by seeking out alternatives for the former midfielder, however, the club does have plans for a worst-case scenario.
Pirlo tasted defeat on Wednesday night for the first time since taking the top job in Turin, as his side was beaten 2-0 by Barcelona at the Allianz Stadium.
The manner of the defeat raised alarm in the Italian media and sharpened the focus on a disappointing start to the season, which has included three draws in Serie A – two of which came against sides the Italian champions would expect to beat.
To help Pirlo on the training pitch, a new arrival in his backroom team could add a much-needed spark. Paolo Montero, who spent nine years at Juventus as a player between 1996 and 2005, has been axed from his role as manager of Serie C side Sambenedettese.
According to a report by Tuttosport, Juventus had looked at bringing him on board in the summer, but the former club star had preferred to respect his contract at the time.
Another indication of Pirlo’s standing at the club is the effect he has had on his players. Indirectly, praise has made its way back to the president, and the management team effusing praise for the 41-year-old.
The coach is much loved by both the more experienced players and the new players purchased in the summer.
Unlike his predecessor Maurizio Sarri, Pirlo has won the admiration of all his players with his charisma. However, the question still remains, how much goodwill will remain if results continue to fail?